USAutism.org and OUCARES
The most powerful way to make a difference in the world is through giving back. As a mission-minded company, we not only want to inspire clean bodies using non-toxic plant ingredients but to also contribute to life-changing, not-for-profit programs, that help support others that have life challenges like me, due to autism and Asperger syndrome.
This is why The Expedition Soap Company is committed to charitable giving and advocacy for the autism community, that impacts the lives of children and families that reside in America. With this in mind, our philanthropic efforts are directed to making a difference in the lives of those with Asperger Syndrome and Autism, by donating a portion of our sale proceeds each April (Autism Awareness month) to the nation-wide USAutism.org and to our local Oakland University, OU CARES program. We also extend beyond autism by supporting organizations by offering fundrasing opportunites with ~40% returns, at ExpeditionSoapsFundraising.com.
US Autism Association is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization which boasts a proud network of world-renowned professionals with expertise in Autism, Asperger Syndrome, and other related disorders. The US Autism Association hosts a compendious world conference in the United States each year, establishes standards for Autism and Asperger Syndrome training, and aligns with local community resources to offer support for the entire Autism and Asperger communities.
The Joanne and Ted Lindsay Foundation Autism Outreach Services (commonly known as OUCARES) provides innovative programs for teachers and programming for individuals and their families living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Their multifaceted approach includes education for professionals, research in the field of autism education and daily living, and support services for families. In 2004, Oakland University expanded its autism expertise by establishing an autism center focused on serving the daily needs of families impacted by autism with the primary goal of improving quality of life. Funded solely through donations, Oakland University has offered extensive programming to individuals and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Over the past 10 years, they have served more than 1200 families through different recreational programs, camps, and events.
Please check out these great organizations, as they do good things for a large community of people that face the daily challenges due to autism & Asperger syndrome. And if your heart so inspires you too, please consider giving your support to this cause.
Spencer Kelly was a Guest Panelist Speaker and Exhibitor at the USAutism.org 12th Annual World Conference on Autism this past August 25-27th, 2017 in Portland, Oregon. In 2018, Spencer returned as a USAutism.org Guest Panelist Speaker and Exhibitor for the13th Annual World Conference & Expo on Autism in Las Vegas, NV from Nov 28th- Dec 1st, 2018. Spencer is very grateful and honored for such an amazing invitations and experiences, which were hosted by Dr. Lawrence Kaplan and USAutism.org.
Spencer Kelly was a participant in the OU CARES program as a child, participating in their sports programs, as well as social skill programs.
Spencer will be speaking at Oakland University for OU CARES on April 3rd [closed event for OU Staff, faculty, & students] for World Autism Awareness Day about being a University student with autism and what ideas and tools teachers and autism students can implement for success in the classroom.
Spencer will be speaking at Oakland University for OU CARES on April TBD, for their Evening Enrichment Series, about being an entrepreneur and having autism. This second speaking event will be open to the public.